Social media makes the unbearable suffering of millions of men, women, & children so immediate, so overwhelming. War in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Afghanistan & elsewhere; occupation in Palestine & Kashmir; genocide in Burma; death squads in the Philippines; millions of refugees shut out of one country after another. Social media also makes forging bonds of solidarity & building an international movement to stand against war, occupation, & genocide more possible than ever before in human history. We can feel overcome sometimes by being witness to the scale of suffering & the power of the oppressors. But ours is a a beautiful world & we cannot allow it to be a cauldron of hatred & oppression. We can change the world if we commit ourselves to working with others to do so. No human being is alien to us. An injury to one of ours is an injury to all of us.